Vance Gilbert
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Willie Nile
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Richie Furay and John Batdorf
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Concert photos by Ellen Marzelli

Joan Osborne Live at the Budarz Theater
Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8pm

The Words & Music concert series fall benefit concert featuring multi-platinum selling recording artist Joan Osborne is SOLD OUT.

The concert will feature co-producer Jack Petruzzelli (Fab Faux, Patti Smith) accompanying Joan on piano, guitar and vocals. Singer-songwriter & pianist Oli Rockberger will perform a solo acoustic set to open the show.

All ticketholders are guaranteed a seat in the 200 seat theater and are invited to attend a meet & greet with the artists in the art gallery immediately following the concert. The net proceeds from this concert will be used to produce more free Sunday afternoon concerts in the Words & Music concert series.

The Ossining Library Foundation "Words & Music" concert series

The Words & Music concert series presented by TD Bank brings well known singer/songwriters and recording artists to perform FREE Sunday afternoon music concerts in the Library's 200 seat Budarz Theater. All shows start at 2:00pm. Doors open at 1:30pm. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Since its inception in 2011, 31 shows have been presented in the Budarz theater. The 2014 spring season saw free Sunday afternoon performances by the Martha Redbone Roots Project, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix and the Willie Nile band as well as a sold-out benefit Friday evening concert featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Richie Furay with special guest John Batdorf.

Upcoming shows:

Sunday, November 23, 2014
Guy Davis with special guest Professor Louie

Sunday, March 22, 2015
James Maddock

More shows will be added soon.

About The Foundation

The Foundation was founded in 2007 to assist the Library and its Board in raising funds for important activities and projects outside the scope of the Library budget. These may include new programs, equipment, special activities, pilot projects and the establishment of an endowment fund. Among the activities or projects we have sponsored or are currently sponsoring are the Words and Music Performance Series, the Italian Film Series, Building a Reading Community (a program to encourage parents and children reading together), the After School Homework Help Program, performances by the Mustizo Dance Company, folk music, drapes and equipment for the Budarz Theater, and funding for Children's Room mural.

We are grateful to several of you who have already made generous pledges to help insure this state-of-the-art cultural center will have the resources to deliver on its mandate. We ask the community-at-large for their support and contribution to help the Library provide more breadth and depth in its vital services.

If you are interested in knowing more about these projects, or in contributing to them or to the Foundation in general, please contact us at the address above or email us at

Our Foundation presently has six sitting members: Tara Matzan-Fried, Rachel Giampietro, Alan Marzelli, Sudha Narsipur, Nancy Peller, and Gloria Tannenbaum. We’re working hard to make Ossining a better place and believe you’ll enjoy being part of it.

To download a copy of our brochure please click here.